RH bill - updates

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WATCH: Book launch of 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:43 PM

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan writes a fascinating account of the long and stormy process behind the enactment of the reproductive health law

#PugadBaboy: Health Insurance

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

From EDSA to RH: Church clout weakens in PH

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:34 AM

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas however tells Rappler that the Catholic Church ‘should not really have a political clout’

CHURCH-LED PROTEST. Filipinos stage a protest against the reproductive health bill on August 4, 2012, at the EDSA Shrine. This Catholic shrine commemorates the peaceful People Power Revolution along the iconic EDSA highway from February 22-25, 1986. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Reproductive health budget cut: A betrayal of women

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:54 PM

This principle envisions individuals and communities who have been historically marginalized and rendered vulnerable to have the means to take care of themselves

Rappler Talk: PH liable for Manila's contraception ban - UN

Jun 26, 2015 - 1:21 PM

What are the chances of lifting the criminalization of abortion in the Philippines?

#PugadBaboy: Religious nuts

Jun 26, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The irresponsibility of rabbits

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:09 PM

His is the smiling face under the dripping cowl of a yellow raincoat preaching mercy and compassion but little of either is shown for the women who are blamed for breeding like rabbits in a church that bans artificial contraception

SC: Comelec can't order removal of church's anti-RH tarps

Jan 21, 2015 - 3:04 PM

The Supreme Court rules the Comelec violated the church s right to free speech expression and property in taking down the Team Patay tarpaulins

Palace: Church, gov’t don’t agree on everything

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Malacañang makes the statement following Pope Francis latest pronouncement against the use of contraceptives which the government backed RH law promotes

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

'Push for divorce law needs RH-like support'

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Advocates can sustain the campaign for a divorce law if public clamor and support build up the same way as in the Reproductive Health law debates

How do Filipino women view the choice to have an abortion?

Nov 24, 2014 - 9:25 PM

In the US women subscribe to the our body our choice principle In the Philippines women who seek abortion rationalize the decision by painting a picture of a forgiving understanding God

#PugadBaboy: Daang milyong Pinoy

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo, Corona, and the RH bill

Jul 25, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Iglesia s political might may be tested when bills allowing divorce and the death penalty are pushed in Congress

[Dash of SAS] RH Law: In limbo

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The fate of the RH Law rests on the Supreme Court

IN LIMBO. Depending on what the SC decides, the RH Law can either turn into a story of triumph or simply be the story about the bill that took 14 years to sign into law and yet, still remains in limbo. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

Why I am never having children, and that’s okay

Jan 16, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Motherhood is amazing but it s not supposed to be mandatory

In faraway Patikul, mothers die

Dec 21, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Who says there are no mothers dying from childbirth? Faraway hospitals lack of transportation are fatal factors in remote parts of the country

RH law now!

Dec 21, 2013 - 11:02 AM

During times like Yolanda the need for much more intensive reproductive health services becomes painfully acute And it need not be We have the RH law

[DASH of SAS] Sex, intimacy and the RH law in the time of Yolanda

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Survivors will continue to have sex in the time of Yolanda for a reason that the numbers won t tell you

The justice of paradise lost

Aug 19, 2013 - 10:05 AM

He may bow before the altar of justice but Associate Justice Roberto Abad appears to worship a higher god

#SONA2013: Key issues Aquino will tackle

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:31 PM

The peace process his firm stand against China spectacular economic numbers that need to be felt by the poor all these are expected to be in President Aquino s 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22

Tatad's Holocaust

Jul 21, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Francisco Tatad may be willing to declare war on the world by calling the Reproductive Health law genocide but the law will continue to demonstrate that this is a battle for human rights

Children bearing children

Jul 11, 2013 - 11:54 PM

On World Population Day the United Nations and women s advocates are focused on their vision: a world with no unwanted pregnancies

#PHvote with Risa Hontiveros

May 03, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Rappler talks to Team PNoy senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros who finally makes it to the Magic 12 in poll surveys

Cebu local bets now part of ‘Team Buhay’

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:23 PM

In Cebu anti RH crusaders bring their campaign to the gubernatorial and mayoral races

Batangas in 2013: Gearing up for Holy War

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The Archdiocese of Lipa with an unquestionable influence in local elections wants to create a Catholic vote in the national level

SUNDAY REMINDER. There is no missing the election-related message at the entrance of the Sto. Niño Church in Lipa City. Photo by Loreto Guinhawa

Vitug Vlogs: Supreme Court - a spoiler, for now

Mar 22, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Rapplers editor at large Marites Vitug asks will the Supreme Court be a force for change in the RH law?

Rappler Newscast | March 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013 - 8:50 PM

South Korea suspects a cyberattack by North Korea 8 Filipinos charged in Sabah RH advocates launch Purple Vote

Delaying RH bill puts women at risk - HRW

Mar 20, 2013 - 8:19 AM

4 months is a long time for an interim order the human rights group says

WOMEN AT RISK. HRW respect the Philippine judicial system but says delaying the implementation of the RH puts women and girls 'at risk.' File photo by AFP

RH Law: Signed, sealed, ready for implementation

Mar 16, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Signing the IRR of the Reproductive Health Law in the urban poor community of Baseco is symbolic

2 Negros dioceses say no to 'Team Patay' tarps

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:17 PM

San Carlos Kabankalan dioceses to focus on voter education instead

NONE IN SAN CARLOS, KABANKALAN. Tarpaulins like these will not be put up in the two Negros dioceses. Photo by Charlie Saceda

SC issues TRO vs Comelec on Bacolod church tarp

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED The Comelec was set to file an election offense against the Bacolod diocese but the TRO would effectively prevent them from doing so

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

The Catholic vote, anyone?

Mar 04, 2013 - 4:25 PM

Who is afraid of the Catholic vote? I am afraid of its impact on the Church whose servant I am

More 'Team Patay' tarps in Bacolod churches

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM

Over 90 priests have agreed to hang similar tarpaulins in their parishes in a meeting with Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

Oversized? Bacolod church slices RH poster into 2

Feb 26, 2013 - 8:16 PM

The two smaller posters now each complies with the size prescribed by the elections commission

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

Candidates to Church: No name-calling

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Administration candidates tagged by the Diocese of Bacolod as Team Patay are disappointed by the Church s strong criticism of their position on the RH law

Rappler Newscast | February 22, 2013

Feb 22, 2013 - 8:51 PM

The diocese of Bacolod campaigns vs 7 senatorial candidates for supporting the RH law | 4 US Marine murder suspects post bail

The thing about condoms

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Social stigma keeps condom use low in the Philippines

SAFE SEX TALK. Social stigma still keeps condom use low in the Philippines

Celdran gets scolding from senatorial candidate

Feb 08, 2013 - 1:26 PM

A debate gets heated when senatorial candidate Rizalito David scolds activist Carlos Celdran on Church teachings

Senate bets weigh in on divorce, marijuana

Feb 08, 2013 - 12:30 AM

The candidates contrasting views highlight the wide spectrum of choices available for voters in May

Rappler Newscast | January 31, 2013

Jan 31, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The Philippines exceeds forecasts and posts a 6 6 GDP growth in 2012 | President Aquino says the Philippines needs structural reforms to fight corruption | Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran answers charges he offended religious feelings

#TalkThursday: 'Offending religious feelings'

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Charged with offending religious feelings RH advocate Carlos Celdran is not only willing to challenge institutions and ideas but the law itself

Did Jose Rizal die in vain?

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Until we learn from our own history we are doomed to perpetuate the same cycle over and over

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[Q and A] Celdran: 'I'm Catholic until it is taken away from me'

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:12 PM

I was raised a Catholic It s just part of my wiring already So being Catholic is something that I am until it is taken away from me

BIG LEGAL BATTLE. Artist and advocate Carlos Celdran tells Rappler he thinks he has a big legal battle ahead of him in a Skype interview on January 29, 2013. Screenshot of Rappler interview.

Rappler Newscast | January 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Catholic bishops say those who voted for the RH bill are unfit for public office | RH advocate Carlos Celdran will appeal his guilty verdict for offending religious feelings | A new photo of kidnapped Australian Warren Rodwell held by the Abu Sayyaf is posted on Facebook

Spiritually pro-RH

Jan 24, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Humility demands that we know the limits of personal experiences and beliefs And it is cruel to use the death and suffering of people to argue for your political cause

Dissecting the vote on the RH bill

Jan 12, 2013 - 8:13 AM

The results are striking given that the regions that may need this law the most at least according to the economic argument and evidence may actually have less solons supporting the bill